Miami Lawyer Jim Walker the captain of the Disney Wonder, which is not operation for guests, says 38 crew members have tested positive for coronavirus.
Previously, the Disney Wonder sailed from New Orleans to the Port of San Diego, arriving on March 19th, where the passengers all disembarked. According to NBC San Diego, none of the 1,980 passengers or crew members, except for one crew member who had influenza, showed COVID-19 symptoms at the time.
Passengers disembarked after health screenings and were given recommendations to self-quarantine for 14 days, according to the medical director of the San Diego County’s epidemiology department, Dr. Eric McDonald.
By the end of March one passenger and one crew member had both tested positive for COVID-19. The Port of San Diego later confirmed that multiple passengers and two crew members had tested positive.
The Disney Wonder has remained in port in San Diego since March 19th, except to go to sea to discharge waste.
Disney Cruise Line has suspended all cruises through the end of April due to the coronavirus.